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Bengal Florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis), Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Bengal Florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis), Chitwan National Park, Nepal

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Uploaded 18 Oct 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012
From collection: Himalaya Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Restricted to tiny fragments of grassland scattered across South and Southeast Asia, the Bengal Florican is the world's rarest bustard. It is known to have become increasingly threatened by land conversion for intensive agriculture, particularly for dry season rice production. Poaching continues to be a problem in Southeast Asia, while the South Asian population is down to less than 350 adult birds, about 85% of which are found in India. Though more threatened, birds in Southeast Asia may nu ...
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